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Samsung RF261BEAE[SR] refrigerator

 
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$1,695.20 - $2,099.00
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Summary: This 25.5 cu.-ft. three-door french-door bottom-freezer Samsung RF261BEAE[SR] refrigerator has
  • an internal water dispenser
  • dual evaporators
  • a door open alarm
  • a built-in water filter
  • spillproof shelves
  • digital controls that show actual temperature
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Type: Three-door French-door
About - Samsung RF261BEAE[SR]

The Samsung RF261BEAE[SR] is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, french-door refrigerator models like the RF261BEAE[SR] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Temperature performance:
This combines results of tests measuring the accuracy of initial temperature settings along with how well a model 1) kept optimum temperatures in the refrigerator and freezer at the same time; 2) kept temperatures even throughout each compartment; 3) kept temperatures constant despite changes in room temperatures; and 4) maintained set temperatures even with very high room temperatures.

Energy efficiency:
This reflects electricity consumption (based on our tests) per cubic foot of measured usable storage space. For example, two models with the same energy cost per year may have different energy efficiencies -- the unit with more storage space being more efficient.

Noise:
Noise level was measured when the compressor started up and during steady running. Subjective judgments by a panel of listeners supplemented our noise-meter readings.
About This Brand

Samsung's new bottom-freezer French-door refrigerators will come with new easy-open door systems, foldaway shelves, LED lighting, and dual evaporators. It's expected to be debuting the largest French-door model in the U.S. market with its 29-cubic-foot refrigerator.

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Features & Specs - Samsung RF261BEAE[SR]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 25.5
info Cabinet-depth model No
info French-door style Yes
info Water dispenser Internal
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Samsung RF261BEAE[SR]
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4.0
No Problems to Report
7/31/2015
Pros
Easy to Organize
Large
Cons
hard to keep clean
Best Uses
Comment:
We purchased our refrigerator in April of 2014 and I'm happy to report that we haven't had any of the problems mentioned by others. Not sure if this is a fluke or if I should just be waiting for the hammer to drop. <br /><br />There is a fairly loud hmunnnnnng-whiiiiiiiiiiiiiiir noise that happens after you've had the door open for a while (say to load up from a Costco trip) and the machine starts to cool down. But you can barely hear this over the TV in the other room when it does happen, and it doesn't happen frequently. Otherwise no issues to report. <br /><br />We love that it's large, has great storage capacity, the pull out freezer drawer is easier for my disabled mother to get into than a top freezer and seems to hold more than a side by side. We have the all black model, and I do find that it's hard to keep hand prints off of it, but a simple wipe down once a week remedies that.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
You need tne warrenty
5/1/2015
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
If ypu decide on this make sure you keep all papers you will need them. The service people will know you well because they will be there often. <br />Owned 8 months had total food loss once and freezer loss 2 more times. Still waiting for Samsung to decide if they are going to replace this unit.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Unreliable Model
4/4/2015
Pros
Cons
Flimsy Shelves
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
In 18 months, I have had two major breakdowns of this model. I have also had to buy three new door shelfs. And believe it or not, a metal door hinge on the upper doors broke.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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